With winter coming, you might be thinking about getting ready to use your fireplace; or, wishing you had one. Odds are, you don’t own a fireplace made entirely out of horseshoes, or marble – but somebody does. Whether you own one or not, these 15 fireplaces are sure to make you dreamy with jealousy.
1. The Starry Night
This fireplace isn’t just a tool for warmth, it’s a piece of art. It’ll keep your attention as you admire the subtle swirl of the rocks so much, you forget there’s a fireplace underneath it. Sheer amount of time and effort that went into making this ensures that it’s a rare design. Doesn't it remind you a bit of Van Gogh's Starry night?
2. The Luckiest Fireplace On Earth
This outdoor fireplace is made entirely of horseshoes. It looks to be powered by gas, surrounded by a giant horseshoe cage and even an opening horseshoe door. Not only is it a great conversation piece, but all of those horseshoes are sure to bring you luck!
3. The 365 Days Of Summer
This fireplace brings the outdoors to you in any season. It must feel like summer every day – the leaves on the trees and the boulders not only look incredibly life-like, but they have texture! I’m expecting to see a squirrel pop out next – is there room to install a pool/babbling brook?
4. The Camouflaged Kitty Corner
This tiny fireplace is the perfect accent piece to a room. The fireplace can be painted to blend into the room and is perfect for smaller-sized living rooms if you don’t want to use up precious space.
5. The Whimsical Rustic
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The log shelves and stone structure make this fireplace a perfect piece of the outdoors brought inside. Its decorative gates keep it from making your house look like a cabin, instead bringing together function and design.
6. The Lord Of The Rings
This fireplace not only utilizes that tricky –under-stairs place, but it looks perfect for a hobbit! You don’t see many circular doorways outside of the Peter Jackson films, but the effect is open and slightly whimsical. Although it seems like an odd place to gather around the fire, the red wood and brick make it look downright cozy.
7. The Crowd-Pleaser
via Rochelle Hartman
This fireplace would be perfect for any party or family gathering. With four sides open for use, I won’t have to elbow my cousins out of the way when it’s time to roast marshmallows. Plus, it gets points for having an original look, and that copper chimney is surprisingly stylish.
8. The Sleek Adobe Kiln
via Magnus Franklin
This fireplace is nicely tucked in the corner so it doesn’t have to be the centerpiece of the room, which means it can have a sleeker design. There’s still mantle room for candles and knick knacks, but the paint allows it to blend in with the wall. It’s a nice change from the typical brick and square variety – softer on the eyes, with a chimney that disappears discreetly into the ceiling.
9. The Bonfireplace
This fireplace is perfect for outdoor parties in autumn. It’s big enough to keep your entire party warm and the wire netting around the perimeter means none of the kids will accidentally throw their baseball in, or worse burn their hands.
10. The Cozy Modern
Modern fireplaces are much more friendly to interior design. This one hardly takes up any room, which means more wallspace to utilize! The doors can close over it when not in use, and instead of having to deal with an ugly brick wall sticking out in the middle of your living room, you’re left with low-key style.
11. The Regal Renaissance
via Dennis Jarvis
This Romanian marble fireplace is a work of artin itself. With the detailed carvings and lounging figures on top, it looks like it belongs in a temple or castle.
12. The Modern Mosaic
via Heather Hancock
This fireplace isn’t compromising on anything – its smooth wood outside makes it neutral to any other furnishings in the room while its colorful mosaics make it the perfect eye-catching centerpiece.
13. The Marble Mahogany Mix
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This fireplace, from the Embassy of Columbia, would fit in if you put it in a law library or your living room. The carved marble looks both beautiful and stately, so it could be dressed up or down – you could fill the mantle with candles or your kid’s finger paintings, and the fireplace would still have an impressive impact.